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Test Page Every time I print on my HP 1200N, a test page prints before the actual copy. How do I stop the test page from printing?

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    I have the same problem, but I don't have a scan button.
    How do I stop this from printing ?


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Thats not the test page that is allignment page which is printing.
keep the the printed side of that page which comes out on the scanner glass.press the ---scan ---button.the on /off light will blink, wait till it stops blinking.and after that everything will be normal.

for any thing else let me know.
thanks.

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This is mike, actually the problem is that that printer has not completed the aligning process, as a result the printer is printing the test page (Alignment page) every time when you turn it ON. So, I would suggest you to let the printer prints the alignment page and check whether the printer prints the page with all colors and it printed fine, once it is done, disconnect the USB cable behind the printer and then place the alignment page on the scanner glass by facing down the printed page downwards and press the scan button. This start the alignment process and the scanning process will be completed once the ON light is stop blinking. This will complete the alignment process.

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Actually its not my solution... see http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1235819514435+28353475&threadId=932709

"Holly" posted something that worked for me:

Holly Jul 6, 2005 07:09:59 GMT Unassigned Hello!

This is something you can try. Sometimes the printer doesn't understand that the alignment page you are scanning is for it to read, therefore you have to do a 'standalone alignment' on the unit before it actually does understand. Here is how you do it:

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hope it wil solve your problem, it did for me...

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